Mr. M. A. Morris

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Helpful votes received on reviews: 57% (26 of 46)
 

Reviews

Top Reviewer Ranking: 4,404,579 - Total Helpful Votes: 26 of 46
A Northern Soul ~ The Verve
A Northern Soul ~ The Verve
The Amazon review above is right in many ways. A Nothern Soul is rambling and full of bombast. It does have filler in it and isn't nearly as slick as its successor. This is a fans record if ever I've heard one. What current band would say 'I'm going to die alone in bed' or 'Too busy staying alive'? Few if any, for that matter, few bands in history would have the bottle to say that. This isn't a record that the radio would have on continuous rotation like Urban Hymns but by heck theres few records that have the lead singer laying his life out for all to see. What makes it all the more important is that Ashcroft could have grown up anywhere in the country not just Wigan and he'd have… Read more
Mind Bomb ~ The The
Mind Bomb ~ The The
2 of 6 people found the following review helpful
There are obviously other driving forces behind Mind Bomb but its hard not to hear the sheer genius of Johnny Marr shine through. If you ever wondered why John Squire (Stone Roses) or The Happy Mondays held The Smiths in such high regard, then wonder no more. While those Madchester bands were interested in hedonism and The Smiths wallowed in societies crushing idiocycracies, there is a common a trait and that is Marr! To pick songs individually is to ignore the symphonic quality of a much under-rated album. 8 songs just over 45 minutes long, it could have been recorded yesterday. It is an absolute pleasure and comes highly recommended.
Neon Bible [Limited Edition] ~ Arcade Fire
7 of 12 people found the following review helpful
Big record labels went insane for Arcade Fire after the release of 'Funeral'. It was an album that not only excited but suggested there was scope for improvement, but only with a mammoth budget could they release that potential. This album, just as the first, is not for the feint-hearted. If The Kooks rock your world, look away now because this is going to get dark.

More optimistic than their last effort 'Neon Bible' isn't about the men and women that make up Arcade Fire this is about much much more. It is the modern bible to any agnostic.

Atmospherically I wouldn't say that I prefer this to the debut, their just different from one another. However the huge… Read more

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